February, 2016 Book Reviews

Next Meeting: 2nd Monday in March – the 14th at 6:30pm

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Genre: Fiction
Reviewed by Becky: In Progress
‘Beautiful Prose’
Amazon review: 4 stars
A People’s History of the US by Howard Zinn
Genre: History
Reviewed by Cheryl: B
‘History repeats itself, and that is so sad…’
Amazon review: 4 stars
Acts of Treason by Vince Flynn
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Barbara: A
‘He writes well, very descriptive’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by Cheryl: A
Amazon review: 4 stars
Christianity through Non-Christian Eyes by Paul J. Griffiths
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Kris: C-
Amazon review: 4 stars
Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
Genre: Non-Fiction, Political
Reviewed by Joe C: B
‘Way too one-sided in his presentation’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction by Dan Barker
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Becky: In Progress
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Brenda: In Progress
Amazon review: 3.5 stars
Heretic by Ali, Ayaan Hirsi
Genre: Non-Fiction, Philosophical
Reviewed by John N: In Progress
8/2015: Reviewed by Cheryl: Grade A+
‘Important and revealing’
Amazon review: 4.5
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
Genre: Non-Fiction, Collection
Reviewed by Becky: In Progress
‘Beautiful’
Amazon review: 5 stars
Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult
Reviewed by Kris: A
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Laudato Si by Pope Francis
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Brenda: In Progress
‘His writing is beautiful’
Amazon review: 5 stars
Peter Pan Must Die by John Verdon
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Joe C: C
‘Pointless Action Scenes’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Cheryl: A+
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Questions of Character by Joseph Bodaracco
Genre: How-To
Reviewed by Mary: F
01/2016: Reviewed by Kris: D
‘Most ridiculous book I’ve ever read’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Brenda: A
01/2016: Reviewed by John N: B
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
So, Anyway by John Cleese
Genre: Autobiographical
Reviewed by Mary: A
Amazon review: 4 stars
Spy by David Wise
Genre: Biography
Reviewed by Joe C: BIn Progress
‘The story of Robert Hansen’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Strip by Thomas Perry
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by John N: In Progress
Amazon review: 3.5 stars
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Becky: In Progress
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
The Christians as the Romans Saw Them by Rober Louis Wilken
Genre: History
Reviewed by Kris: B+
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by John N: A+
Amazon review: 4 stars
The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Mary: B
‘A little too long’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
Genre: Mystery
Reviewed by Mary: A
Reviewed by John N: A+
‘Fluffy, in a good way’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Genre: History
Reviewed by Mary: A+
Amazon review: 4 stars
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Genre: Philosophical, Political
Reviewed by Mary: A+
‘We need to incorporate it into a sermon’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
The Story of Christianity by Justo L. Gonzalez
Genre: History
Reviewed by Kris: In Progress
‘Early church to the Reformation’
Amazon review: 4.5 stars
Viking – King’s Man by Tim Severin
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by John N: B
‘Book 3 of 3 part series’
Amazon review: 4 stars
Violence by Slavoj Zizek
Genre: Philosophical
Reviewed by Cheryl: F
‘Absolute horsesh*t’
Amazon review: 3.5 stars